Virginia Approves $1.1B Dominion Power Plant

Law360, New York (February 3, 2012, 2:27 PM EST) -- Dominion Virginia Power has gotten the green light for a $1.1 billion Shenandoah Valley power plant, the Virginia State Corporation Commission said Thursday.

The 39-acre Warren County Power Station will be a 1,329-megawatt natural-gas-fired combined cycle generation facility and is expected to go online by December 2014, the SCC said in its final order.

The SCC said the project, including a 900-foot, 500-kilovolt transmission line and a switching station, “will serve the public convenience and necessity and [is] in the public interest.”

Under Virginia law, the...
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